Northern Utah theater: Go see ‘Footloose,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ more this week

Northern Utah theater: Go see ‘Footloose,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ more this week

The following show descriptions were provided by the theaters producing them. They have been lightly edited for clarity.

OGDEN

FOOTLOOSE

The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden

Kick off the Sunday shoes! The ’80s Top 40 film never sounded so good, boasting the original songs audiences have loved for decades and more. A throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the need to dance, “Footloose” celebrates the wisdom in listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

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Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 17 and Monday, March 5; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10

Tickets: $17-$19 at zigarts.com or call 855-944-2787

WASHINGTON TERRACE

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace

A small-town girl named Millie Dillmount comes to New York during the 1920s to marry for money rather than love. Her adventures entail staying in a hotel owned by the leader of the white slavery ring in China and transforming her life to become a modern flapper girl. This musical is a comical delight that will leave the audience tapping their feet along with the flashy dancers on stage.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 7

Tickets:  $10-$17 at terraceplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070

CLEARFIELD

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Clearfield Community Arts Center, 140 E. Center St., Clearfield

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Performances: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10; 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10

Tickets: $5-$8 at bit.ly/2h3fhPA

CENTERVILLE

THE LITTLE MERMAID

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

Follow us under the sea to a lively, magical world where mermaids and sea creatures sing, dance and play in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Ariel, a headstrong nautical princess, has fallen in love with her father, King Triton’s worst nightmare — a human. What lengths is she willing to go to find her true love? With the help of her friends Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, Ariel heads off on an adventure that is splashingly good fun for the whole family!

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays through March 24; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10

Tickets: $17.50-$27 at centerpointtheatre.tix.com or call 801-298-1302

PERRY

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry

Winner of five Tony Awards, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical within a comedy. Imagine the passion of a dedicated Broadway fan coupled with the paralyzing fear of an agoraphobic. You are now acquainted with Man in Chair, your guide and commentator for the evening. Kick back with him and enjoy a rare recording of a smash Broadway hit from the safety and comfort of his dingy apartment. Surely the music and drama will cure any sadness or unease lingering around the fringes of your life. “The Drowsy Chaperone” will ensnare, elevate and soothe any ill with high notes, clever comedy and panache truly worthy of Broadway.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 31; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17 and 24

Tickets: $10-$12 at heritagetheatreutah.com/boxoffice.html or call 435-723-8392

MAGNA

BYE BYE BIRDIE

The Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers and rock ’n’ roll, “Bye Bye Birdie” remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens and a hilarious script, “Bye Bye Birdie” continues to thrill audiences around the world. Hit songs include “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10

Tickets: $12 at bit.ly/2tTYwuG or call 801-347-7373

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